When I shared the Butterfly Inspiration Mini Quilt in January, I knew it would be a while before I had time to get back to quilt and finish it. This week I was able to put the finishing touches on the mini quilt, and I really love how it finished.
For the quilting, I started by drawing a long, continuous line between the rows of reverse applique shapes in the center with my Hera marker. I quilted along the drawn line and then used the width of my presser foot as a guide to quilt the rest of the background.
I color matched blue 50wt Aurifil to each of the blue sections in the reverse applique and used different quilting motifs to give varying texture and dimension to the mini quilt. I love the texture that is created from the combination of the reverse applique and quilting and it is a very satisfying quilt to touch as a result.
I backed the mini quilt with a fun remnant from Christa Watson’s first fabric line for Benartex, Modern Marks, and the binding is the darkest Kona cotton used in the piecing, Ocean. The mini quilt finished at 18 3/4″ wide by 12 1/4″ tall.
Linking up with the March Favorite Finish hosted by Meadow Mist Designs and Beauties Pageant 27 hosted by From Bolt to Beauty.
16 thoughts on “Butterfly Inspiration Mini Quilt Finish”
Very fun to see these details. Of course, I could just go for a swim in the colors–so saturated and so beautiful!
I like that the different quilting motifs give so much life to this beauty.
Love the colors and the quilting. Congrats on another beautiful finish.
Beautiful finish! I love how you gave each shape their own quilting treatment!
Very nice! You did magic with your quilting and I think the diagonal straightline in the background really lets the focal points stand out!
What a fun exploration!! Love how it turned out – especially love all that quilty texture 🙂
I love the quilting on this. It really works perfectly with the deconstructed butterfly wings (although that doesn’t sound quite as good as I mean)
This has a lovely organic feel – if I didn’t know the butterfly connection it might make me think of pebbles in water.
Your quilting is awesome. I love how you clearly separated the background from the appliques. Great example of changing texture to highlight elements in your quilt.
So bright and pretty. Reverse applique is so unique and well done.
Your reverse applique and quilting really give this mini quilt depth. It is a wonderful design based on a beautiful picture.
What a beautiful finish – the detailed quilting just makes everything pop!!
I truly love your well thought-out, detailed quilting.
Of course I love the colours in this quilt…and Yvonne your quilting is exceptional.
Wonderful mini Yvonne! The quilting is just ahhh-mazing too. Love the depth you’ve created.